Spring Reverb

JUNE 1-4, 2022 - LIVE MUSIC + PANELS + MORE!

SPRING REVERB is a four-day exhibition that will promote, develop and showcase the Kingston music scene! With live music and concerts, panels and special guest talks, SPRING REVERB will highlight local emerging acts, welcome out-of-town headliners, build connections between visiting industry guests and artists, provide opportunities for learning, and of course, celebrate the return of live music.

Lots of our programming is free, including ALL the panels! Join us June 1-4 in Kingston, Ontario for the inaugural SPRING REVERB! The full lineup of concerts + panels is listed below.

THE CONCERTS:

Attending more than a couple shows? Consider buying the SPRING REVERB PASS!

Wed June 1, 2022
OMBIIGIZI
+ Julia Finnegan, Stucco, Tiny Horse
The Mansion, 506 Princess St.
7pm doors | $12 | Buy Ticket
Presented by: Exclaim! and Ironclad Graphics

Wed June 1, 2022
PUP
+ Casper Skulls, Forty Seven Teeth
The Ale House, 393 Princess St.
7pm doors | $30 | Buy Ticket
Presented by: Steam Whistle

Thur June 2, 2022
TERRA LIGHTFOOT
+ Clem Chesterfield, Emilie Steele & the Deal, Justin Bird & the Thorns of Venus
The Ale House, 393 Princess St.
7pm doors | $20 | Buy Ticket
Presented by: Strata Hotel


Fri June 3, 2022
LOWEST OF THE LOW
+ Oakridge Ave., Erika Lamon, Lotus Shaker
The Ale House, 393 Princess St.
7pm doors | $20 | Buy Ticket
Presented by: Downtown Kingston BIA


Fri June 3, 2022
THE MERINGUES
+ The Strange Happenings, KaKaow
The Toucan, 76 Princess St.
9pm doors | Free Show
Presented by: Long & McQuade

Sat June 4, 2022
THE WILDERNESS
+ Long Range Hustle, Keaton, Hinterwood
The Ale House, 393 Princess St.
7pm doors | $20 | Buy Ticket
Presented by: Tourism Kingston


Sat June 4, 2022
THE WINTER IN CANADA
+ Funeral Lakes, Princess Towers
The Toucan, 76 Princess St.
9pm doors | Free Show
Presented by Courtyard by Marriott Kingston


THE MARQUEE PANELS:

These three "marquee panels" are by popular demand based on our surveys + conversations with the local music scene. Sign-up early to ensure your spot!

Sat June 4, 2022
Marquee Panel #1
GET BOOKED! How to get a booking agent in Canada

The Mansion, 506 Princess St.
2:30pm doors, 3:00pm start, Free, Preregister HERE
Presented by: Amherst Island Radio

Anyone who’s played in a band and been blessed with the role of “booker” knows it’s a ton of work. Who are the good promoters and clubs to work with? Who puts on shows in Newfoundland and British Columbia and everywhere in between? How do you convince people to book your band and actually pay you? Booking is a full-time job and getting an agent is one of the biggest breaks a band can get.

The Feldman Agency is one of North America's premiere entertainment talent agencies, representing a massive list of artists like Rush, Our Lady Peace and Diana Krall. Oh, and FYI, they’re not afraid to sign Kingston talent as they also represent The Glorious Sons, The Tragically Hip, Kasador, David Usher, Bryan Adams (kinda Kingston), and Avril Lavigne (also, kinda Kingston, but really Napanee). Feldman artist agent, Jordan Powley, grew up down the 401 in Cobourg, Ontario and now books some of the biggest bands across the world. Bring your questions and enthusiasm to this moderated talk on how to get a booking agent.


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Sat June 4, 2022
Marquee Panel #2
GET SEEN! In-conversation with Eric Alper

The Mansion, 506 Princess St.
12:30pm doors, 1:00pm start, Free, Preregister HERE
Presented by: Kingston Live

Is your band awesome but you’re frustrated that people aren’t paying attention? With so many amazing artists all vying for an audience (with increasingly shorter attention spans) it can be a struggle to stand out. Come meet, chat, and learn from Eric Alper - Canada’s music PR heavyweight!

For the past 25+ years, Eric Alper has been at the forefront of the Canadian entertainment industry – making the Public in Public Relations his business. His enthusiasm, encyclopedic knowledge of the past and present have made him the go-to for music in Canada. He is also host of one of the top-rated SiriusXM shows “ThatEricAlper”. With over one million followers, friends and connections across his social media platforms, it’s clear to understand why he has been named a “must follow” by Billboard, Paste and National Post among others. He has been a 6-time nominee for Publicist of the Year during Canadian Music Week, and has represented artists that have over 135 JUNO Award nominated-albums (and 10 in 2022), including 19 JUNO Award, 35 Canadian Folk Music Award, and 60 Maple Blues Award-winning albums, and is also truly honoured to work with some of the biggest and most important artists of our time like Ringo Starr, Ray Charles, The Smashing Pumpkins, Ani DiFranco, Duran Duran, and Slash. This session will be moderated by Rob Bolton from Warner Music. Rob is a veteran music and technology executive, who has been an industry pioneer in streaming media, digital marketing, and video distribution. He currently oversees Warner Music Canada’s Business Development and Audience strategy, with a focus on web3.


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Thur June 2, 2022
Marquee Panel #3

KINGSTON MUSIC VIDEO INITIATIVE

The Broom Factory, 305 Rideau St.
5pm doors, 5:30 start, Free, Preregister HERE
Presented by: Karbon Brewing and QRtheband.com

MTV and Much Music helped pave the way for YouTube and TikTok and music videos remain one of the most effective ways to reach new fans living across the world. What if we told you that you could get a pro music video made FOR FREE?!

KPP, the Kingston Film Office and the Kingston Canadian Film Festival are excited to launch the second edition of the KINGSTON MUSIC VIDEO INITIATIVE. Once again, local film production companies will receive financing to create new music videos featuring some of Kingston's top emerging acts! This initiative connects the film and music scenes, encourages local production, and provides a free, professionally made music video for area musicians. Full details will be announced to local production companies and musicians at a free information session and networking mixer on June 2nd. There are limited spots, so pre-register for the info session and come express your interest in taking part!


...AND MORE PANELS:

These seven panels are presented in partnership with our friends at CFRC 101.9 and the National Campus Radio Association (NCRA):

Wed June 1, 2022
SONGWRITING & DIY ALBUM PRODUCTION

Humphrey Hall (room 131), 62 Arch St., Queen's University campus
1:00pm start, Free, Preregister HERE

During the pandemic, many artists learned to write and record through new online programs/software, forcing them to re-imagine the ways in which they work with their band-mates and/or other artists. As all things "live" open back up, it seems likely that many of these "re-imaginings" will continue, especially for the artists who thrived during these challenging times. This is a cool interactive workshop that will allow participants to learn DIY songwriting and album-making in a Google class setting!

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Wed June 1, 2022
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF SOCAN!

Queen's BioSciences Building (room 1101), 116 Barrie St., (also on Zoom)
1:00pm start, Free, Preregister HERE

SOCAN serves and champions more than 175,000 music creators, publishers and visual artists, advocates for them, and protects their rights. SOCAN licenses the world's music and collects and distributes royalties in Canada and around the world. SOCAN staff will join us to speak about Copyright and Tariffs in Canada for musicians, radio stations and broadcasters, and other creatives. Find out how you can register and start earning more through your music! This event is copresented with !Earshot Distro.

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Wed June 1, 2022
PROMOTING THE DISCOVERABILITY OF BLACK MUSICIANS

Zoom (digital only event)
4:00pm start, Free, Preregister HERE

A healthy music scene needs diverse artists and arts workers. In recent years, it's been amazing to hear from more and more underrepresented voices in the Canadian music scene - but, we can still do better! In this session, we examine how community radio stations and programmers can improve the discoverability of Black musicians. The session will be led by the industry heavy-weight Tim Fray (Collective Music Nation) and Dwayne Marcial (Musikizthemotive). This panel will be virtual only.

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Thur June 2 2022
GET HEARD! Submitting Music to Radio Stations

Humphrey Hall (room 142), 62 Arch St., Queen's University campus
10:45am start, Free, Preregister HERE

The '90's movie "Airheads" sees three aspiring rock musicians -- Chazz (Brendan Fraser), Pip (Adam Sandler) and Rex (Steve Buscemi) hijack a radio station to get their band's demo tape played on the air. While this ultimately paid off for "The Lone Rangers" (their horrible band name), there are other ways you can get your tunes into the hands of radio programmers. Check out this panel event, featuring some of Canada's top programmers, that'll give you the inside scoop on how to make sure your new hit single rides the airwaves from coast-to-coast-to-coast.

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Fri June 3, 2022
SUPPORTING A MUSICIAN MIDDLE CLASS

Queen's BioSciences Building (room 1102), 116 Barrie St.
10:45am start, Free, Preregister HERE

How can we make it possible for musicians to have a real livable income? In this heavy-weight panel we are joined by experts to discuss this possibility! Guests include Andrew Cash (Canadian Independent Music Association), Matt Bobkin (Features Editor for Exclaim!), Marc Garniss (KPP Concerts), Keziah Myers (ADVANCE), and Aaron Levy (Station Manager at CIVL-FM). The session will be moderated by Troy Lemberg, the Music Director at CFUV-FM (Victoria, BC).

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Fri June 3, 2022
PROMOTING INDIGENOUS MUSIC

1:00pm start, Queen's BioSciences Building (room 1102), 116 Barrie St., (also on Zoom)

This "fireside chat hybrid session" (meaning what you see on screen will be happening in-person) will feature a moderated in-conversation with special guest Arachnid! Most noted for her Polaris Prize nomination and Felix Award for Indigenous Artist of the Year at the 43rd Félix Awards in 2021, Montreal's Oji-Cree artist, Arachnid, will chat with moderator Cassidy Villebrun-Buracas (from Victoria Campus & Community Radio). The in-depth discussion will explore the possibilities of Indigenous music, and the role that radio, programmers, and venues can play in increasing the discoverability and accessibility of Indigenous musicians and artists.

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Fri June 3, 2022
SUPPORTING LIVE MUSIC IN YOUR COMMUNITY

Queen's BioSciences Building (room 1102), 116 Barrie St.
2:15pm start, Free, Preregister HERE

It's a beautiful thing to tune into CFRC and hear new music by local artists...they'll play the "hits" by bands like The Glorious Sons and The Hip, but also new material by many of the lesser known emerging acts like Princess Towers, Stucco, or Clem Chesterfield (all of whom are playing Spring Reverb *cough, cough*). The panel will bridge radio programmers with local artists in a discussion on how to better support live music in the community.


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Fri June 3, 2022
RECRUITING STUDENT PROGRAMMERS

Queen's BioSciences Building (room 1101), 116 Barrie St.
2:15pm start, Free, Preregister HERE

Hey, all you young/student musicians - do you think you have what it takes to curate a radio program? Often, the best radio shows are hosted by folks from bands, who are out there part of the scene, with their finger on the pulse. Getting involved in a community radio station will not only expand your contacts in the scene, it'll open your eyes to new music, teach valuable skills, and encourage you to get out there and spread the love for the musicians you dig!

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Have questions? Shoot us an email at hello@kppconcerts.com



Mailing List

Venues

  • Ale House
    393 Princess St.
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  • BLU Martini
    178 Ontario St.
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  • The Broom Factory
    305 Rideau St.
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  • The Mansion
    506 Princess St.
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  • The Spire
    82 Sydenham St.
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Tickets

tickets available online via:
ticketscene.ca
https://www.ticketscene.ca/
  • Brian's Record Option
    381 Princess St.
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  • Various Outlets
    Tickets also at host venue for each show.
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